Nierman named Associate Director; Mattingly named Assistant Director at GKSOM

Dr. Glenn Nierman & Dr. Alan Mattingly
Dr. Glenn Nierman & Dr. Alan Mattingly

Nierman named Associate Director; Mattingly named Assistant Director at GKSOM

calendar icon27 Jul 2018    

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Director Sergio H. Ruiz has named Dr. Glenn E. Nierman, Professor of Music Education and Glenn Korff Professor of Music, as Associate Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music and Dr. Alan F. Mattingly, Professor of Horn, as Assistant Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music. Nierman began his new role on June 1 while Mattingly will begin his new role on August 15.

“I am thrilled to work with such fine musicians and scholars at the Glenn Korff School of Music,” Ruiz said. “Drs. Nierman and Mattingly are world-class leaders in their respective fields, who bring their unique wisdom and perspective to help lead our great program of faculty, staff and students. It is truly a privilege to work alongside them on the executive team. Great things are happening at the Glenn Korff School of Music.”

Dr. Glenn E. Nierman (BM, Washburn; MM, Cincinnati; DME, Cincinnati) is currently the Glenn Korff Chair of Music (Music Education) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to beginning work on advanced degrees, he taught instrumental music in the Topeka Public Schools. Dr. Nierman is past President (2014-16) of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and a past member of the Board of Directors (2014-16) of the International Society of Music Education (ISME). He has authored numerous journal articles, made presentations at NAfME State and National Conferences across the U.S., and given addresses at ISME World Congresses on five continents. Dr. Nierman served on the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Education for seventeen years, and he currently is a member of NAfME’s chair of NAfME’s Position Statement Revision Committee. His research interests are in the areas of assessment, teacher education, and instructional strategies.  Honors and awards include recognition for Lowell Mason Fellow (2015), Washburn University Alumni Fellow (2012), Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (1987), and recipient of the Steinhart Foundation Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Music Education (1998-2015).

In his Associate Director’s post, Nierman’s major assignments will include chairing the GKSOM Graduate Committee, managing the School’s Summer Session offerings, and maintaining the faculty load data base, as well as dealing with issues in course rotations and scheduling. Further, he will oversee the graduate recruiting and registration processes. A big part of his job in the next two years will be to lead the School’s preparation for the National Association of Schools of Music and National Association of Schools of Dance Re-Accreditation visits.

Nierman said, “I look forward to serving the faculty, staff, students and other administrators in the Glenn Korff School of Music once again in the capacity of Associate Director. I’m excited to continue working with this outstanding group of professionals to continue to build an outstanding School of Music that will serve all students studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  I’m most pleased and proud to be a part of this very prestigious institution, working to help prepare students not only for rewarding professional music careers, but to help all students at the University realize that musical encounters can greatly enhance their quality of life.”

Dr. Alan F. Mattingly is Professor of Horn at the University of Nebraska, where he teaches the applied horn studio, conducts the Husker Horn Choir, and performs with the Moran Woodwind Quintet and the Faculty Brass Quintet.  Prior to this, Mattingly was the horn professor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, where he performed with the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet and was principal horn with the Spartanburg (SC) Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hendersonville Symphony, and associate principal/third horn with the Asheville (NC) Symphony.  He has also performed with orchestras in Albany, GA, Tallahassee, FL, Paducah, KY, and Lincoln and Omaha, NE.

As a performer and clinician, Mattingly has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Russia, Australia, and the Czech Republic, with major performances at conventions of the International Horn Society, the International Trumpet Guild, the Spoleto Festival, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.  He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Horn Competition of America (IHCA), and for many years was the Area Representative Coordinator for the International Horn Society (IHS).  Ever a champion of new music, Mattingly has premiered many new brass and woodwind quintets, including "Copernicus" by Czech composer Juraj Filas, "OK Quintet" by Scott McAllister, "What We Do is Secret" by Lansing McKloskey, and "Nebrasska" by world-renowned Hollywood composer Bruce Broughton.  He has also performed new works for horn at the IHS symposium, including “Horn Sonata” by Jeff Richmond, “Angel Falls” (Horn Quintet) by Lewis Songer, “Souls Made of Music” (Horn Quartet and Voice) by Michael Kallstrom, and “Sic Transit” (Horn Quartet) by Ethan Trimble.

Mattingly's students consistently perform well at horn competitions and auditions, and many have gone on to win orchestral jobs and teaching positions at the public school and university levels. Other students have been accepted into top graduate music programs nationally, work in arts management, and have developed thriving private horn studios.

“I am tremendously excited to be part of the administrative team in the Glenn Korff School of Music this fall,” Mattingly said. “The leadership style of Dr. Ruiz, coupled with the fountain of knowledge and experience that Dr. Nierman possesses, has already made a positive impact on the School as a whole.  I look forward to joining in on their fantastic work this upcoming year.”

In his post, Mattingly’s primary responsibilities will be to chair the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, serve on the Music Executive Committee, represent the GKSOM on the College Curriculum Committee, maintain the undergraduate student handbook and check sheets, and coordinate with the University Registrar on student degree audits.